May 11, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Man legally becomes clown

CHANDLER - He stands in the middle of the room and just exhumes laughter from his audience. It doesn’t matter if he is in clown make-up or in one of his colorful shirts - David McCullough is going to brighten someone’s day.  More...

Storm Relief

With the recent storms that hit our neighbors, the Statesman is putting together information from officials in the communities we serve and will post a story in next week’s newspaper. More...

Daily DEVOTIONS From MAX LUCADO

Patience is a fruit of the spirit

God’s patience. You’ve read about it. Perhaps underlined Bible passages regarding it. But have you received it? Patience deeply received results in patience freely offered. More...

Special Sections

News

Library celebrates 30 years

CHANDLER - Nearly 30 years ago, the small community of Chandler got its first library - in the form of a ‘mobile truck.’ Today, Chandler has a library facility directly across from the Chandler City Hall on SH-31.  More...

Cemetery receives historical designation

CHANDLER - The Texas Historical Commission (THC) recently designated the Chandler Memorial Cemetery as a Historic Texas Cemetery. More...

Local moms share memories

BROWNSBORO/ CHANDLER - Sunday is Mother’s Day, and we celebrate the moms, grandmas and other mother figures in our lives. The Statesman visited with two moms - one has a pre-teen and the other has an adult child. She is more strong-willed More...

Viewpoint

Chandler Yesteryear

World War I Part VI ­— The hardships of war

The following is the final account from the diary of Philip P. Pfeiffer as he wrote them on the front lines during World War I, in France, in 1918.  More...

Something Else

Funnies

Ventriloquist: A young ventriloquist is touring the clubs and one night he’s doing a show in a small town in New Brunswick.  More...

My five cents…

Sen. Robert Nichols, Senate District 3

In classrooms at schools and colleges across Texas, students are counting down the days until they can start their summer vacation. In an almost identical countdown, legislators are marking the days left until the end of session. More...

Followwell moves up

MURCHISON- Kim Followwell, junior high school principal and federal program and curriculum director, for the Murchison Independent School District, was named by the MISD Board of Trustees as the new MISD school superintendent  More...

Mom’s message of hope continues

Debra Boyd was having a patch of events in her life that were discouraging. More...

How big was your ‘hail?’

Golf-ball sized hail pounded Brownsboro and south of Chandler on Wednesday, May 3. Reports from law enforcement officials are that some residences and vehicles in those areas sustained significant damage. More...

Community News - Free Access

Community News

AREA HAPPENINGS

Monthly Events Brownsboro ISD School Board meets the second Monday of the month 6pm in the Administration Building. For more info call 903-852-3701. Brownsboro City Council meets the second Thursday of the month at 5pm, at City Hall. More...

School

BES gives to Canton

Brownsboro Elementary School students wore Canton ISD colors on Wednesday. Students, faculty and staff raised more than $500 to present to the Canton Tornado Relief Fund. (Courtesy Photo)   More...

Sports

Pit Stop wins golf tourney

A team from Pit Stop Oil & Lube in Chandler took the grand prize at the annual Chandler Chamber of Commerce fundraising golf tournament.  Team members were Chanda Porter, Cody Robertson, Christian Sarran and Keith Bailey.  More...

Swinging for the championship

Sarah McBride performed well at regionals at Van Zandt Country Club April 26-27. She tied for 14th place out of 89 girls with a score of 180. She had 94 for the first day and 86 for second day. (Courtesy Photo)   More...

Walking Club to start May 21

CHANDLER - Fit City Chandler will be implementing a walking club for anyone in the city of Chandler. The club will have its kick-off on May 21 at 3pm at Winchester Park. More...

Writer's Corner

Master Gardener

HCMGA Free Presentation: Why you want native plants

Henderson County Master Gardener Association will present “Saving the World One Plant at a Time: Why You Want a Native Plant Environment” on Tuesday, May 16, 5:30 p.m., Clint W. Murchison Memorial Library, 121 S Prairieville, Athens. More...

The Lions Den

Centennial Goal

Centennial Service Challenge program has been a big success reaching many of its goals. Lions around the world have served 148,856,307 people so far. Lions goal is to serve 100 million by June 2018. More...

The Pastor’s Pen

Forgiveness

“If you forgive those who sin against you, your heavenly Father will forgive you. But if you refuse to forgive others, your Father will not forgive your sins. Matthew 6:14-15 New Living Translation (NLT)   More...